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toughen

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verb tough·en \ˈtə-fən\

Simple Definition of toughen

  • : to make (something) stricter or to become stricter

  • : to make (someone) physically or emotionally stronger or to become physically or emotionally stronger

Full Definition of toughen

tough·enedtough·en·ing play \ˈtə-fə-niŋ, ˈtəf-niŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make tough

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become tough

Examples of toughen

  1. The government is toughening antidrug laws.

  2. <weight lifting will help toughen those flabby muscles of yours>



1582

First Known Use of toughen

1582

Rhymes with toughen



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